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Blue Valentine Reviews

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April 11, 2018
As adult relationship dramas go [...] you've not seen something as rich, nuanced and true as Blue Valentine in a very long while.
February 6, 2018
See it for [Ryan] Gosling and [Michelle] Williams, but be advised: if you take a date, you'll be sorry.
September 8, 2017
Williams's beautiful performance is played nicely off Gosling's remarkably vulnerable performance yielding a timeless portrayal of love, romance, agony and despair.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
March 11, 2016
Though difficult and never exactly enjoyable, Cianfrance's compelling and superbly acted film is still a rewarding and thought-provoking experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 9, 2015
The ghost of John Cassavetes looms large over Blue Valentine. This movie destroyed me.
May 1, 2015
BLUE VALENTINE shows us the present will never be as fun as the past.
August 28, 2013
Cianfrance dives deeply into the happiness and heartache a damaged relationship can give you and has created a story that understands how real life romance actually works.
August 10, 2013
Blue Valentine is interestingly styled and shot. It features outstanding performances from Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams and an inventive screenplay and structure.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 30, 2013
A cold but commendable relationship drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
June 20, 2013
Unlike Bergman's searing Scenes from a Marriage, which sustains itself for every one of its 299 devastating minutes, Blue Valentine begins to falter somewhere during its 114.
October 5, 2012
[Director] Cianfrance is not interested in the Hollywood fairytale, he want to show that love can scar.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 21, 2012
What we end up with here is 2/3 of a story that consequently feels incomplete. It obviously wanted to be something like "(500) Days of Summer" in terms of structure, but the writers just didn't know how to get up to that level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 12, 2012
Blue Valentine deserves a wide audience. But it is probably too authentically tragic to get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
September 11, 2011
A pesar de su por momentos dolorosa disección de una pareja, Blue Valentine es una hermosa historia de amor condenada al fracaso (así de paradójico). Y está animada por dos intérpretes de excepción.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 15, 2011
Moments so potent they seem to put the actors at emotional risk
July 14, 2011
An engaging and tough drama, for sure, but its ascension to instant indie classic on the back of festival screenings has left this reviewer slightly stumped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 26, 2011
... a crucible for very powerful performances and a convincing relationship in all its contradictions.
May 17, 2011
An enormously overheated yet oddly affecting movie gets an appropriately earnest DVD treatment.
May 14, 2011
...the film's unevenness ultimately [prevents] it from packing the emotional punch that Cianfrance is clearly going for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 12, 2011
From the movie's standpoint, [its story] is a common tragedy that deserves acknowledgment and pity, and it pulls absolutely no punches in sharing its view.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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